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    December 14, 2012
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alex trebek! thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show. i start off today by warni-- i'm going to be on my very best behavior, because there are three very important members of my family, who are seated in the audience-- my beautiful wife jean, my 91-year-old mom lucille, and my only american cousin dolores, who is visiting with us from florida. good to have all three of them here today. boomie is our champion. he has had two runaway games in a row. can he make it three against silas and beth? let's start finding out. good luck, players. here we go-- the jeopardy! round, and these are going to be your categories... each correct response beginning with that letter, of course. boomie, start us.
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dialects for $200, please. what is japanese? uh, dialects for $400. what is arabic? dialects, $600. what is german? uh, dialects for $800. what is spanish? dialects, $1,000. what is the philippines? "s" as in simile for $200.
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what is snug? simile for $400. what is slippery? simile--"s" as in simile for $600. what is sharp? simile, $800. what is stubborn? "s" as in simile for $1,000. what is still? you double your score to $2,000. uh, burns, baby, burns, for $200. what is sc? uh, burns for $400. whotland"auld lang syne"? uh, burns for $600.
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what is require? no. boomie. what is "desire"? burns for $1,000. and you're in the lead. i'd like to wager $1,200. all righty, here is the clue... what are "mice and men"? that's it, at adds to your margin. you're at $5,400, and we're at our first commercial break, which means we'll be back in a moment or two.
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and th and beth watkins first is from savannah, georgia. she is a graduate student of medieval studies.
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notice how i pronounced that correctly. that's right. now you travel with a good-luck charm of some kind. yes. tell us about that. uh, it's a small stuffed orange fish, uh, that my sister got as a prize out of a cereal box. and so it's a way of traveling-- i actually have it with me-- traveling with it when i go around the country when i visit. show the audience. there we go. it's very nice. that's right. does it usually work? or it does wo um, and you know, he's-- we've gone to many places together, so... okay, good. silas crawford, attorney from florida, broke his toe playing whatrk, playing drums. i'm a novice drummer, and one day and i was runnin i was at home, playing whatrk, and i was running a bath. so i thought i'd sit down in my flip-flops and hit the ? minutes and got carried away. remembered the water, jumped up, ran, hit my foot on the hi-hat stand, and broke my little toe. oh, gosh. well, you didn't kick the hi-hat stand after hurting your toe, did you? oh, no. 'cause that happens so often when we stub our toe.
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we get angry, and just... no, one toe was enough. one toe is enough. all right. boomie aglietti is our champion. met an attractive swiss girl in new york city. didn't gename, but intelligent young fellow that he is, did what to try and track her down? so i went back to the lobby of the dorm where she lived and i kind of snuck my way in through the--through the guards, and i posted a sign that said, "missing--beautiful french, uh, beautiful swiss girl" in french. and, uh, i left kind of a dummy e-mail address just in case she happened to see it, and she did respond. and then some--for some reason, i moved out of new york. so i don't know why. you're a writer. yeah. yeah. great beginning, lousy ending. terrible, terrible. okay, maas we continue. uh, entertainer's twitter bio for $200, please. first clue in the category...
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who is charlie sheen? twitter bios for $400. and that's the great humor of jimmy fallon. silas, go again. rtainer's bios for $600. who is o'brien? conan o'brien, yes. twitter for $800. who is kathy griffin? finish the category. who is kim kardashian? pastimes for $200.
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what is pez? uh, pastimes for $400. take a page from this pastime seen here. what is scrapbooking? uh, pastimes, $600. what is crossword puzzle? pastimes, $800. what is ham radio? company logos for $200. what is allsta company logos for $400. what is target? uh, company logos, $800. what is texaco?
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no. silas. what is mobil? company logos for $1,000. and that's burger king. now the last clue-- $1,000 in pastimes... what is purl? good for $1,000, taking you to $4,800. you're in second place. siing first in double jeopardy! and that round will begin after this.
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closed captioning sponsored in part by... as we begin the double jeopardy! round, we're going back, back, back for our first category. 's called... the "b" in quotation marks... give us the tv show... the letter t will be exactly in the middle of each correct response. all right, lets go to work. silas, start. tv show supporting characters for $400. what is "the simpsons"? tv show characters, $800.
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what is "lost"? characters, $1,200. that's "desperate housewives." i knew that. boomie. could i get the birds & the "b"s for $400, pl what is blackbird? "b"s for $800. what is a bismarck? uh, birds & "b"s, $1,200. what is a budgie? birds & "b"s, $1,600. what is the booby? birds for $2,000.
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what is the buzzard? good for $2,000. uh, tv show, $1,600. what is "entourage"? supporting chara $2,000. what is "house"? house, m.d., taking you to $8,600. playing middle t, $400. what is altar? the t is in the middle of that word. middle t, $800. what is abstain? middle t, $1,200.
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what is auction? ddle t, $1,600. what is theta? no. boomie. what is eta? middle t, $2,000. what's a lycanthrope? uh, churches & cathedrals, $400. what is prague? churches, $800. a statue of leif eriksson is out front of the hallgrímskirkja church-- one of this country's tallest buildings. what is iceland? churches, $1,200. and you are a shade off the lead. you trail boomie by $2,200. i'll risk, uh, $3,000. $3,000. all right, the lead will be yours, if you are correct on this...
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what is the national cathedral? national cathedral in our nation's capital, washington, d.c. good for you. uh, churches, $1,600. here's sarah. sites corresponding to the tenth through final stations of the cross are within the church of the holy this-- another word for a tomb. it's been called christianity's most hallowed ground. what is sepulchre? churches, $2,000. what is the hagia sophia? let's go times past for $1,200, please.
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what are chariots? uh, times past, uh, $1,600. and you still have the lead. all right, um, i'll risk $2,000. $2,000 it is. here is the clue... uh, what is paris? no. the congress of vienna, the congress of vienna, after the defeat of napoléon. you are just off the lead now. you trail boomie by $400. go again. uh, times past, $2,000. what is wessex? you're in the lead again. uh, times past, $800.
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and that province would be que beth. uh, times past, $400. bec. beth. who is mao? fabrics for $800, please. what is burlap? fabrics ,200. what is crepe? fabrics for $2,000. what are the hebrides? fabric, $1,600.
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whatyon? you picked the right one, and now the last clue... what is the bark? and that puts you into a tie with beth for the lead. silas on the board with a very impressive $8,600. it's coming down to final. here's the category for the three of you-- american authors. think about that. make your wagers. we'll return shortly. perhaps fittingly for such a holy site, the church of the holy sepulchre doesn't belong to any one christian denomination. catholics, greek orthodox, armenians, copts, syrian jacobites, and ethiopians all claim part of the church or hold services in it, but anyone can come to worship and be amazed. you notice something different about these toys? the prices are so low. are we dreaming? i got an idea. kick me in the shin. if i feel it, we know the prices are real.
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we are looking for an american author, and to help you and our contestants, here is the clue... 30 seconds, players. good luck. ♪
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i hope you were thinking of the right revolutionary war hero. silas, we come to you first. which american author did you come up with? you wrote down "who is washington irving?" named for george washington. you are correct, sir. and your wager? $8,000. that brings you up to $16,600. let's go to beth watkins now. she was tied for the lead, and she came up with the correct response. and her wager? hello. $37,200, as she moves into the lead. and now over to boomie. what did he come up with? hae instead, and what will it cost you? ooh, you would have been tied with beth. we'd have had co-champions, but instead, beth watkins, you are the only player coming back tomorrow as our "jeopardy!" champion
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to wrap up the week. we'll see you then. $37,200. wow. till then. so long, everybody. promotional consideration provided by...
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done. >> i guess i step back and say, let's say we get to something by the end of the year. you hope that whatever compromise they come up with it does achieve a greater good for the country. whatever the final numbers, you hope that people don't just sit around and applaud that we got a compromise if it doesn't accomplish much in getting the nation's fiscal house in order. so it's great we got a compromise but what do you really accomplish? fiscal health of the country. >> it would be disheartening if that were the case, if it weren't for the betterment of the country. in the windy city, a young man trying to take a picture of the chicago skylines fell to his death inside a smokestack. he and his girlfriend climbed to the roof of the intercontinental hotel when he went to the top of that smokestack and lost his footing.
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it took first responders four hours to cut through the steel bottom of the shaft to reach him, but they were too late. police in texas pulled over a woman for driving erratically and found her 8-month-old daughter in the back seat of her car. she admitted she drank a beer, took some prozac and xanax and told police her roommate was babysitting her 12-year-old son but couldn't remember the roommate's name. that little 8-month-old just buried in junk. not a mother of the year award. >> that is heart breaking. a popular chain restaurant in wyoming may be to blame for a virus outbreak that's spreading through that city now. health inspectors say about 200 customers became sick after eating at the golden corral buffet. the restaurant is voluntarily closing its doors for 24 hours so it can be cleaned and disinfected from top to bottom. public health experts believe it's infected with the nuro
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virus. >> it's the number one most common food born illness in the united states. it's everywhere. it's been in the community for months. but it's sporadic. >> the virus causes vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, even fever and usually lasts about 48 hours or so. the golden corral will reopen after a health department inspection. >> hope that steak and fried chicken was worth it. whatever was at the buffet. >> i doubt it. here's your friday forecast. showers in san diego. heavy rain from las vegas to albuquerque. more than a foot of mountain snow from arizona to southern utah. thunderstorms around wichita, oklahoma city and dallas. >> 70s in dallas and new orleans. mostly 40s in the northeast midwest and pacific northwest. 57 in phoenix and 37 in salt lake. two costco workers near boston just got the biggest payday of their lives. they are splitting the latest powerball jackpot.
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>> i think she bought these tickets in bulk. rosa and reginald won wednesday's $50 billion prize. they're taking the lump sum payment. so after taxes, that's more than $11 million each. right, rob? but they have yet to decide if they're going to quit their job. >> yeah, okay. she plans to buy a home and take care of her children and six grandkids. >> he is missing several front teeth says dental work is on his agenda. >> let's not go there. they've been playing powerball twice a week for the past ten months. you can't make this stuff up, folks. >> he said it. don't write us on facebook. no one is making fun, he said that he's going to get his chompers together. >> that's touching. >> not going there. coming up next, searching
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for trends among the big nominees of this year's golden globe -- searching for last-minute deals as holiday airfares go sky high. how you can save some money with expert advice. keep smiling. "world news now" continues. "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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welcome back. if you've started looking at airline fares, you know prices are way up. you just waited too long. >> that's it. the longer you wait to book your flight, the more you'll cough up. but there are some strategies to help you save hundreds of bucks. with more on that, here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: planes are full, and that means higher prices for holiday travel. a new report from the airline trade group shows demand strong and planes flying at 85% to 90% capacity. nonstop ticket prices christmas week are nearly double what they were at the beginning of the month. and rising by the day. >> every day you wait, add about $7 to $8 each day you wait. >> reporter: the average domestic airfare is now $414 according to travelocity. a 9% jump over last year's
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holiday season. the most expensive days to fly, up to $500 more a ticket are december 21, 22, and on the return december 30, 31 and new year's day. these are the cheaper days to fly. christmas day and the three days after. flying then can save as much as $330. >> we're going to sacrifice price for convenience. but you'll also encounter fewer crowds at the airport. >> reporter: it's not just airfares making this a profitable season for airlines. if you're checking bags, make sure they're not overweight by using a home scale. airlines charge excessive baggage surcharges that start at $90 on top of the normal baggage fee. and the scales at the airport are not always accurate. an abc news investigation last year at this time showed 5% of airport scales checked
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nationwide were off in one direction or the other by at least half an ounce. enough to add costs. adding injury to the already insulting high holiday fares. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> that handheld scale is cool. >> that saves you some bucks potentially. flying sucks these days. i'll say it. >> that's going to bring us to our facebook question of the day. >> we want to know what do you do to save money when you travel during the holidays? logon to our facebook page and let us know and share your tips with others. >> just don't travel. >> that's my tip. i have to say it. >> scrooge. when we come back, the guest who was not allowed to return to jon stewart's show and why. >> jon had some harsh words. and a bad boy actor and his heartfelt act of good will. all coming up next in "the skinny." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ skippy, so skinny this is willis' favorite segment. golden globe nominations were announced yesterday. lots to get to here. let's just hop into it. the big deal is that this is a precursor to the oscars. we're getting into awards season
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now. here we go. apparently the day belonged to the movie "lincoln." not a shocker here. everyone is raving about this movie, for the most part. >> which none of us have seen yet. >> i'm dying to. just slow getting to the movies. and "argo" ben affleck's movie did very well. both of them got nominated for best picture drama. on top of "life of pie," "zero dark thirty." best actress, jessica chastain, helen mirren, naomi watts, rachel wise. best actor drama -- daniel day lewis for "lincoln." richard gere, john hawks, jauquin phoenix and denzel washington for "flight." so those are the highlights. and for the sake of the commish, do want to point out, for best television drama, "breaking bad" "boardwalk empire" "doubting
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abby," "homeland" and "the newsroom." just wanted to add that in there. for a show i love that he hates. but we have that ongoing feud. >> i love that clap. how is that jack? >> it's a good show. >> that i hear is great. >> willis and the commish can have a viewing party. great thing happening in new york city last night. they had the sandy benefit. you saw bon jovi, bruce springsteen, everybody collaborating for the victims. but something mick jagger said on stage is a little insensitive. here's what he said. and he's drawing only ire and rage from some people. he said this has to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever assembled in madison square garden. but if it rains in london, you've got to come and help us. so basically comparing hurricane
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sandy, which killed 140 people, and rebuilding is expected to reach $70 billion, comparing that to rain. >> i'm sure he meant it as a joke. >> it was a bad joke. >> didn't realize how it would come across. jon stewart has some harsh words. there's one person never aloud to come back to his show, that's actor hugh grant. hugh was on the show in 2009 and stewart was at an event in jersey and was telling the audience, his quote was, he's giving everyone the word and he's a big pain in the a word, jon said. apparently there was a clip the publicist of the movie that hugh was promoting at the seem and said oh, it's a terrible clip. stewart said, make a better "f"-ing movie. so no love loss there. >> charlie sheen gave $100,000 to lindsay lohan, who seems to be a hopeless cause right now and gave $75,000 and his body
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double gave $25,000 to a cancer stricken daughter of a hermosa beach police officer. he just heard about it over the weekend and said no parent should have to watch their kid go through that and gave him $75,000, $100,000 total. >> not bad, charlie. congratulations to hugh jackman. yesterday got his star on the hollywood walk of fame. congratulations to paula's fantasy man. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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♪ finally this half hour, the unforgettable headlines of this past week. >> from high profile tragedy to political frustration, here is our friday rewind. >> i don't think that anyone could have expected or foreseen what was going to happen. >> there's not a minute that goes by we don't think about that family and what they must be going through and the thought that we may have played a part
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in that is gut wrenching. >> such a big shock to the family. it's incredible. something that most people that know my sister, she was a very strong person. >> she was a personality. she was a businesswoman. she was beginning to cross over into the english language market. >> jerry brown was my dear best brown. i'm just dealing with his death right now. >> five seconds later, we heard rapid fire, bang, bang, bang. and i took off running. >> everything became so real. it was a lot like virginia tech and columbine. he came in with a hockey mask on. so obviously came with the intent to kill. >> any time you got two guys tangoing, you've got a chance to get it done. >> i'm pretty confident republicans will not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts from high-income individuals. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this
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and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue. >> it was real scary. everything was just flying. just tossed around. >> i grew up in a house with three sisters, so i think it's great for my boys to have a girl in the house, just to understand at least a little bit of what makes a woman tick. >> winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manziel. >> grandpa, all the times we used to play in the hallway and throw the ball until we couldn't anymore, i love you with all my heart and you inspired me to play football. and grandma, i'm sorry for all the things we broke in the house. >> first freshman to win. that's great. and christmas is a great time to make memories. >> between the eggnog and those silly sweaters, it's a better time to make some embarrassing memories. some of the best embarrassing memories involve santa, yeah, got to like this one. this is mia from michigan, who apparently did not enjoy her first meeting with jolly old st. nick. >> if you have some awkward
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christmas pics, we ask you to send them to us. >> and we'll show them on the air and laugh at your expense. experience. ♪
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this morning on "world news now," a call for help. dozens of top executives join northeast governors in demanding congress come up with billions of dollars in sandy aid and do it now. >> nearly seven weeks after the storm, they're telling lawmakers not to leave washington for the holidays without approving that money. it 's friday, december 14. >> from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. congress is feeling new pressure to pass that hurricane sandy aid legislation. that is our top story. also ahead, susan rice shaping up the selection process for the next secretary of state. why the u.n. ambassador, the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, now says she doesn't want the job. and then the stars all have their stylists, of course. but you don't have to be some rich, powerful celebrity to find someone to make you look like a million bucks. and later, holiday shopping for tech gadgets. if you're running out of money and time, we have some of the best tech stocking stuffers of the season. >> there we go. i saw that phone there. okay. sunny hostin has one of those. that's why it rang out to me, the actual phone that you plug that looks like your old school phone as opposed to the headless thing. ever seen them before? >> no, i haven't. but i'm looking forward to seeing it for the first time.
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>> oh, really? nice. but first, fury after the storm. three fed up governors are calling on congress to free up aid for victims of super storm sandy. >> more than 125 ceos are joining that effort to light the fire under lawmakers before christmas, pushing for immediate passage of a $60 billion aid package. as abc's david curly reports, the delay for aid is painstaking. >> reporter: six weeks after sandy in long beach, new york, janet peters and her mother are still dealing with this. wondering, who is helping. >> no one can tell you what that new money is slated for. no one seems to have any answers. >> reporter: with the hospital still down, the water and sewer system not fixed, the city manager worries his local economy will tank. >> it's crucial we get these funds right away. every day that goes by we're not actively repairing this critical infrastructure is a scary and sad day for us. >> reporter: which is why three governors -- >> we're not going to allow any
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political forces in washington, d.c. to divide and conquer us. >> reporter: wrote in the washington post that congress can't believe before the holidays without help, pointing out aid was approved two weeks after katrina. in new jersey, with 72,000 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed, the governor wants $5 billion to rebuild homes, $8 billion to rebuild businesses. but the sandy package totaling $60 billion is stuck in washington. republicans accusing the president of loading up the bill with millions not related to the storm. >> this is part of this process of they're throwing in everything but the kitchen sink because they know congress can't turn down request for sandy. >> reporter: examples. $2 million for smithsonian museum leaking roofs in washington, d.c. but museum officials admit they had a leak before the storm. $10 million to repair prisons. but one of them is in west virginia, which sandy barely touched. and $13 billion to protect against future storms. >> we don't want to rebuild a
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tunnel so that the same storm water can flood in. we want to build it better so there's more protection. >> reporter: while they argue, janet peters wonders who is going to help? david curly, abc news, washington. >> and new york senator chuck schumer made an interesting point yesterday. he said we members of the new york, new jersey delegation, democrats and republicans, have always been there when other parts of the nation were struck by disaster. new york tax dollars went to the gulf and forest fires out west and flooding in missouri and the mississippi valley. unfortunately, we've been struck and we hope and expect our colleagues to show the same courtesy to us. >> as was mentioned with katrina, that money was released within a couple weeks. >> ten days. >> $4 million to repair sand berms at the kennedy space center in florida. $41 million for cleanup and repairs at eight military bases along the storm's path. there's some pork. >> both sides always do that for
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money you cannot vote against, they stuff all that stuff in there to get other pet projects done. >> $10 for new chairs for us on our set. >> we do need some new chairs. these are getting old. fiscal cliff negotiations inched forward ever so slightly yesterday. house speaker john boehner visited the white house with his first face-to-face meeting with the president since sunday. both sides called the talks frank, but their public positions haven't changed a bit. huge tax increases and budget cuts will kick in january 1 unless they can find an alternative. there's a new high-profile democrat this morning, charlie crisp, florida's former republican governor who turned independent for a failed attempt to run for the senate, filed papers yesterday to officially switch his party to democrat. he says he feels more comfortable as a democrat now, but there's talk he may run for his old job as governor again. but this time as a democrat. calling the process bitter and costly, u.n. ambassador susan rice says she's stepping
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aside, withdrawing from consideration to be the next secretary of state. rice made the surprise announcement thursday, bowing to extreme criticism from republican senators who vow to fight her nomination. she's been under extreme fire for her handling of the crisis in libya, and the attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stephens. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> massachusetts senator john kerry and former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska are now considered the front-runners to replace hillary clinton when she officially steps down. in oregon, the shopping mall that became the scene of a deadly shooting rampage days ago is set to reopen this morning. a candlelight vigil for the victims will be held tonight.
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two people were killed and the 15-year-old girl was wounded when 22-year-old jacob roberts opened fire inside the clackamas town center on tuesday. roberts then killed himself. there is still no motive for the shooting. a much calmer day is in store for san diego after a pounding rainstorm drenched that city. the rain came down so fast and furious, in fact, it flooded businesses and major intersections, leaving drivers stranded in the road. some people even had to be rescued from the flood waters. and the southern california mountains are buried under a fresh coat of snow this morning. and it is still coming down in fact. tire chains were mandatory for drivers heading into mountain passes and resorts like big bear. even with chains, they say the roads were still pretty treacherous. we have a stunning, stunning revelation, thanks to some of the nation's top scientists. >> hey. i figured i would come by for this one. >> this is big. >> earth shattering. >> brace yourself.
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>> we have -- i've just been handed some shocking news that amazingly has come from some of the nation's top scientists and took a look at 20 years worth of information. >> what did they find? >> what they found was, are you ready? breaking news. the further north you live in the u.s., the better chance you have to have a white christmas. >> seriously? >> yep. >> oh, my dear lord. >> paula, rob, just check the map. the areas that are in white, which shockingly enough are in the north, have a better chance of having an inch of snow on christmas than the areas in blue, which, obviously, are in the south. >> we need to pass this information on to our meteorologists. >> write it down. >> i'm shocked. >> we've got to do a special report. this is insane. so jack, clear this up for us. let folks know what's going on. >> let's be clear about this. >> that means maine and
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michigan -- >> folks in the north. >> yes. snow on christmas. key west, oh, no, put away your big coats and thermal drawers. no snow for you this year. >> grab another mai thai and get the cocoa butter ready and enjoy your christmas. that's it. >> shocked and stunned. >> breaking news. streaming in as we're on the air. i've got to go. >> this was a legit story. how much we spent on that study? that was a legitimate study. >> i'm glad we studied that. who would have thought -- man! >> here's a look at your weather. just factor into consideration everything we showed you. showers from southern california to seattle. heavy downpours around vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. mountain snow in the four corners of the southwest breaking from that trend in the north. thunderstorms around dallas and wichita.
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>> 50s in kansas city and from boston to baltimore, 40s. 30s from salt lake city to fargo and blizzard whiteout conditions in tampa. yes. i'm stunned. sports stars do many things to please their fans. but the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing and thusly is our favorite story of the day. ♪ i made it out of clay and when it's dry and ready ♪ ♪ then dreidel i -- oh, my gosh. >> jeremy lin stumbling through the lyrics in the favorite hanukkah song. >> oy vay. >> shooting bricks. >> linsanity. there we go, folks. i still can't get over that weather news. coming up next, what your
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last name could be worth. a florida guy sold his last name for $45,000. >> really? >> $45,000. >> i'm thinking nelson would go for -- >> nickels. and looking like a million bucks with help from one of hollywood's top glamour experts. get your style on, it's all coming up. "world news now" weather brought to you by fabreeze air effects. o you by ferbreeze air effects. what they thought. ed real people take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck! i didn't smell any of that! febreze air effects doesn't mix, it actually removes odors. [ laughs ] wow, that's incredible. just another way febreze helps you breathe happy.
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for some folks, shopping can be confusing or downright irritating. >> i just like to buy whatever is on the mannequin. because i can't think it
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through. it is hard to pick the perfect wardrobe and find the right looks for the right occasion. as i discovered, you don't have to. from sophia's red carpet perfection to emma stone's sultry glamour, these celebs, and so many more, have a secret weapon to achieve that look. a stylist. and now you too can get fashionable looks with a stylist for a fraction of the price. from $75 to $300 an hour, new companies are offering real women a chance at having their own stylist without busting their bank accounts. >> i can take somebody who doesn't have any confidence and give them all the confidence in the world. and it's extremely rewarding. >> reporter: alison runs an agency and works with clients on all sorts of budgets. she connected liz with samantha, who helped liz to stop worrying about what to wear. >> the same top in five colors. it wasn't really representative of what i wanted to look like. but i was essentially wearing the same thing every day. >> reporter: the first order of
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business, a major closet overhaul. how many of her clothes did you get rid of? >> we probably purged about 20% of her wardrobe. >> reporter: next comes the fun part, shopping. today they're browsing elizabeth charles for a few special pieces, things liz would never pick for herself. >> i feel like this bright blue would be flattering and you can multipurpose this. >> i feel like the underlying theme is less is more, fewer clothes but clothes that work together. >> and clothes that fit. >> i like the back. >> the back looks great. i love these panels also. >> reporter: but investing in her own stylist has given liz more confidence. she looks great and what's more, she's gained a bff. >> no. do you have a stylist? >> no. >> we don't. >> i don't need one. >> hello! >> that's me. >> if you ever wondered what rob looks like in boy shorts, that is it. >> or what i look like in photo
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shop. still ahead, if you want to give a tech gift this year, you don't have to break the bank. >> sunny hostin is here next to show us stocking stuffers for all of you gadget geeks and all costing less than $100. it's all coming up on "world news now." ld news now."
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♪ teak gear is at the top of most everyone's holiday wish list, including most everyone you have to buy a gift for. but you don't have to break the bank to make them happy. tina trinh is here this morning with some stocking stuffers that are, get this, under $100. good morning, tina. tell me what you've brought for us. >> a lot of good stuff. first up is digits. these are basically pins that turn your gloves into touch
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screen friendly gloves. >> which is great. because before you had to buy the gloves. >> you can stick these on any gloves you have and talk away on your iphone. >> how much? >> $12. >> what's next? >> these are remote shutters. and you stick your iphone in, take a picture by clicking down on the other button here, without -- it lets you basically take pictures without causing hand shake blurriness. >> which is wonderful, because most people's pictures -- mine especially have that blurry look. >> and they're really cute, too. these are retro pop phones from native union. i love them. >> love, love, love. >> so much fun. 30 bucks, why not? >> i have one. >> they're so easy to use. just stick them into your phone, start talking on the other end, you're cutting down on cell phone radiation. so form and function. i love it. this is a charging station, believe it or not.
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>> shocking. >> you can stick anything that is connected to a wire that needs to be charged in here, and it does a really great job. it's fun. it does a good job of hiding all the wires. so no more tangled mess. headphones are key for music lovers. and the good news is, you don't have to spend $300 to get a good pair. these are $55. every bit as good as the fancy ones. >> what about charging your phone? >> charging your phone, like very, very important. you never want to be caught with a dead phone. these are backup batteries from anchor. this is called the slim talk. it's 25 bucks. charge it on your computer, throw it in your bag, charge your phone when you're on the go, you're all set. >> what about this one? >> this is a key chain actually. and one end goes into the computer to charge when you're done charging, throw it in your bag on key chain. this charges your phone on the go. no outlet needed.
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>> what is this in the front? >> this is awesome. hook it up to your tv, turn your plain tv into a web connected tv and instantly start streaming videos, movies, tv shows, netflix, you name it. >> that sounds expensive. >> 50 bucks. >> that's pretty good. i know about this, because i have one. explain what this is about. >> for people looking to get in shape, this is probably the easiest way to do it. clip it on your shirt, your pants, forget about it. it tracks your calories, distance, syncs to your computer or iphone. >> and you always feel like you're working out. >> great motivation. >> and last but not least. >> i love this cute little tablet and it's only $70. so if your teenager, your kid is begging you for a tablet and you don't want to spend hundreds, that's a perfect option. >> that's wonderful. so you can use that like you would use a mini ipad. >> yep. it runs android. it does everything a normal tablet would.
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>> fantastic. well, thanks to tina trinh for a look at some affordable tech gifts. for a look at these products, check out our facebook page. wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." hd 3 3q
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you've got to love the corporatization of our culture here. there is this guy in florida who has sold his last name for $46,000 to headsets.com. so from now on he is jason headsets.com. he'll get paid to market that name. obviously publicity like the kind we're giving him right now. then he'll do his thing on twitter and facebook and this is a website that sells yeah, headsets. so he put it out there for bid
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and $45,500 got him the job. he's done this before with t-shirts and stuff. but he's literally on his birth certificate changed his name for 50,000 bucks. so this is what we call good, clean fun. it happened at brigham young university. students wanted to see if kissing under the mistletoe is alive and well. so they were posing as holiday questioners and they asked random holiday survey questions. when the mistletoe was hung, they wanted to see if people actually kissed. most people bit. she was liking it. >> she went in twice. >> i guess it's time. how long we got? >> this isn't a prank. it's the polka. ♪
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this morning on "world news now," stepping aside. the president's number one choice for secretary of state decides to dodge a major political bullet. >> susan rice's abrupt move and who may be considered next to replace hillary clinton. it is friday, december 14. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> we made it, didn't we? >> another week in the books. >> i'm paula faris.
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we're going to hear from susan rice who faced an uphill battle on capitol hill. and from capitol hill to the white house from house speaker john boehner and president obama tried to find some common ground in fiscal cliff negotiations last night. was there progress of any sorts? we're going to tell you. >> we're covering every little inch of the back and forth. at least at this point, nothing concrete. again, the big issue is what is being talked about privately, not publicly. we'll see if they have something up their sleeves. the clock is ticking. also, from a legal debate to a health issue. what doctors are saying about the benefits of same-sex marriage. they studied how couples feel after making their relationships legal. and later, odd ball upscale and one of a kind. the hot new website offering some very unusual gifts and we stress the word "unusual."
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our tech editor discover what's different about fab.com. don't go to that website yet. >> why not? >> because then they won't watch the show. >> oh, smart. first, a major setback for president obama this morning. >> bowing to extreme pressure, u.n. ambassador susan rice made a surprise announcement, withdrawing her name from consideration as the next secretary of state. so that leaves the door open for the man considered the president's second choice to take over the job from hillary clinton. our own sunny hostin has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice has withdrawn from consideration for secretary of state amid sustained criticism from republicans over her remarks after the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. susan rice notified president obama by letter that she's crossing her name off the list to be the nation's top diplomat. she wrote, the position of secretary of state should never be politicized. i am saddened that we have reached this point, even before
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you have decided whom to nominate. in an interview with nbc's rock center, she added -- >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: currently, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice was considered first in line to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. but republican opposition mounted after she led the obama administration's response to the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> what this began as was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in cairo. >> reporter: republicans say her answers were untruthful. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers we got and some we didn't get. >> reporter: president obama issued a statement praising rice
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and citing "unfair and misleading attacks on her." rice's withdrawal makes massachusetts senator john kerry the leading contender to be nominated as secretary of state. kerry said little. susan rice will remain as ambassador to the united nations. in what is being perceived as a presidential gesture of support, president obama will meet with ambassador rice. sunny hostin, abc news, new york. other big political news this morning, state governments must decide by today if they will run their own insurance exchanges under the president's health care overhaul. those exchanges will serve millions of up insured americans in less than a year. 19 states decided against running their own programs. that means the feds will come in and do it for them. 17 states and the district of columbia will take on the task. eight states want a partnership to get this done and six have
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made no decision and will have until today to do so, including virginia, as well as florida have yet to officially decide. but today is the deadline day. that should be interesting. >> but it doesn't go into effect until 2014, but they have to make this decision. if they don't decide, and they have to by law, if they don't, basically the feds will come in and do it for them. it's all stipulated on this health insurance exchange. that's the key stipulation of the new health care law. basically they're going to offer consumers an internet based marketplace for purchasing private health care. >> it's an internet based system to go find your own private health care once the law takes effect. all of this fell on party lines. so if you live in a red state, most likely your state government said no, let the feds do it. five states did break party lines. iowa, mississippi, idaho, new mexico and nevada all broke party lines to get it done. so today's decision day and it's a big component. so those are the numbers.
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we'll see where it stands. >> interesting to see how that shakes out. now to the other political mess in washington. there's so many of them. the looming fiscal cliff. >> the two principals faced off yet again. and karen traverse has our daily progress report. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. more signs that they're no closer to a deal to the fiscal cliff. but at least yesterday, president obama and house speaker john boehner sat down and talked. house speaker john boehner paid a visit to the white house for a nearly hour-long meeting with president obama. it was their second face-to-face session in the past five days. the president was asked if he's feeling optimistic. >> it's a work in progress. >> reporter: very much in progress. right now there's even disagreement on what they're disagreeing about. is it tax rates for the wealthy? >> there are some clear, you
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know, red lines when it comes to how we build a broader deficit reduction package. >> reporter: or is it spending cuts? >> it's clear the president is not serious about cutting spending, but spending is the problem. >> reporter: in ten minutes, boehner hammered home that point nearly two dozen times and signaled there may be room for flexibility. >> if the president will show us he's willing to make the spending cuts needed, i think we can do some real good in the days ahead. >> reporter: there may be no place more pessimistic than right here in washington. speaker boehner has warned his members that they may be ready to stay here through christmas and maybe new year's. rob and paula, back to you. >> just in time for the holidays, security guards at new york's kennedy airport are threatening to go on strike. about 100 guards say they will walk off their jobs next thursday. they're upset over equipment and training. the guards direct traffic and protect the tarmacs. another security union at kennedy will take a strike vote later today. and singer jenni rivera has come home.
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the remains were released to her family. they flew her home from mexico on a chartered jet. she died sunday when her plane crashed into a mountain in mexico and nearly disintegrated. two police officers have been arrested on suspicion of stealing from the crash site and leaking gruesome photographs to the media. syria's ruthless regime may have little time left. president assad is losing his country's bloody civil war and now the foreign ministry denies that statement this morning. the rebels are outside the capital and gaining ground, but many groups with competing interests among the ranks and assad's fall would not mean an end to the fighting. >> don't really have a good sense. to the extent that external organizations are in there in some extremist form, the worry is the retribution afterwards
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and access to chemical weapons. >> this week, the u.s., europe and allies recognized the opposition, which could speed up international aid. but some factions of the rebels are known to have ties to al qaeda. that is the lingering question, you knock out the leader, but what is left, building a new country sometimes is the more difficult part compared to getting rid of the dictator. look at egypt and the mess they're going through. >> but the state department is encouraging russia to withdraw their support and join with the u.s. in implementing a political transition. that has not happened yet. but this was very significant they came out and said this. >> we've seen how brutal assad has been. two years in the civil war. still a volatile situation. look how they settle their differences in ukraine's capital. a full-blown brawl brokeute in parliament in kiev. grown men pushing, shoving and punching over the election over
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a new speaker. is that a mosh pit going on, too? the head of the opposition happens to be the world heavyweight boxing champ. fortunately, he decided to sit this one out. wow. they were rolling their sleeves up and going at it. ding, next round. >> looks like one of our staff meetings. >> we only have five people. today's play of the day is also a new contender for most embarrassing nfl play of the season. this is great. >> courtesy of the eagles. look at this, punts the ball right into his own blocker. been that kind of year for the eagles. they got blown out, 34-13. their record is a dreadful 4-10. the bengals are 8-6, with a shot at the playoffs. >> you root for the bears and bengals, right? >> i do. i worked in cincinnati for three years and i lived and worked in chicago for six years. but i grew up in michigan. >> eagles are my second favorite team. that's an embarrassing moment to see.
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but they're having the kind of season where it doesn't matter at this point. coming up next after the break, new health concerns for babies born by c-section and what parents out there need to know. and unusual yet fabulous gifts just a few clicks away. the merchandise that sets this website apart from all the rest. we're going to tell you all about it on "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. . [ roasting firewood ]
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♪ an important medical headline this morning for mothers who delivered babies via c-section. those children may have a 33% greater risk of obesity compared to children born vaginally. researchers in china looked at previous studies on obesity and thousands of births and say that health risks must be taken seriously. previous studies linked
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c-section births to allergies and diabetes later in life. we found one guy on our staff delivered c-section and is one of the fittest guys on our staff. >> he weighed ten pounds at the time. big baby. >> he's buff. not overweight. in other news, marriage is good for people. gay and straight in fact. that's the finding of a new study. it shows same-sex couples married enjoy the same psychological benefits as heterosexual couples. more from abc senior medical contributor. >> reporter: as same-sex couples wait to hear what the supreme court says about their marrying, a study in the american journal of public health has already offered an opinion. the study looked at data from the 2009 california health interview survey, which included 47,000 participants, both men and women, ages 18 to 70, and both homosexuals and heterosexuals.
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the authors say married gay, lesbian and bisexual people have significantly less psychological stress than their nonmarried counterparts. they found no difference. the authors conclude that for both heterosexuals and homosexuals, marriage is associated with increased psychological well-being. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> of course, the supreme court big decision coming up in june on gay marriage. so stay tuned for that. still ahead, one of the most popular places to shop that you may never have heard of. >> we're going to turn you on to fab.com and tell you how you can save a few bucks here and there just by watching our show. stick around. "world news now" continues after this from our abc high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever.
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♪ sometimes the best holiday gifts are things you never you needed or wanted. enter fab.com. >> in less than two years, the website has become an e-commerce star by selling things like vintage pan am bags and some quirky home decorations, as well. so technology editor joanna stern looks at the site's success. >> reporter: 'tis the season to go shopping. there's a new place to shop either on your phone, your tablet or on your laptop. even on facebook and they have a lot of cool stuff. it's fab, literally. i'm here to find out why this has become the coolest place to shop. i'm a big fan of fab, but for those that don't know, what is fab? >> fab is very simple. fab is everyday design. we're the world's largest online design retailer. we talk about things big and
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small, all price points. all categories. for us, design is about everyday affordable, fun, colorful stuff. >> we'll get to all that fun and colorful stuff. but the thing that set fab apart is how it's using mobile apps and social media. it's gone from a million users at this time last year to over 10 million now. that's huge growth. >> we look at social commerce not as something as where it's at the end of a page put a like button or share button, but make it part of the core functionality of the site. a big part of the fab experience is seeing what other people are buying right now. see what they're favoriting right now. >> reporter: there's another thing that's made fab popular. really awesome stuff to buy. where else can you buy the world's largest gummy bear, a rolling alarm clock and a banana that's a usb key or that? any chance you might ever want to go to the brick and mortar type of retail location? >> i would love to open up a
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physical store. i make no bones about it. we should be multiplatform and where the shopper is. >> reporter: so there you have it. fab is clearly growing by the day in terms of users and cool products. now we just need them to open up the stores so everyone can play with the legos and try on the clothing. >> good assignment. >> and here's something. if you like what you just saw, fab.com is offering "world news now" viewers $10 off their purchase. $10. >> really? >> yes. >> how will they know they're "world news now" viewers? >> go to fab.com/abc2012 and it's not going to be reflected until you put it in your cart. >> understood. >> put the junk in the trunk. >> there are finally some perks to watching our show. we'll be back. finally some perks to watching our show. we'll be back.
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time for our friday morning edition of "insomniac theater." >> with a pair of movies very different from each other, "the hobbit" opens this weekend, but let's look at "stand up guys" about a trio of veteran gangsters. i like the plot of this one. it stars some heavyweights. al pacino's character gets out of prison after 30 years.
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he gets picked up in jail by his best friend, doc played by christopher walken. team up with another one of their buddies. one of the three dudes here is keeping a dangerous secret linked to a former mob boss. that's where the drama ensues here. great cast. take a listen. >> remember me? i do this, huh? >> what time is it? >> i don't know. what time is it? >> it's time to kick ass or chew gum. and guess what? i'm all out of gum. >> raw tomato folks do not agree. only getting 50% thumbs up right now. so that's not too great, but this line summed up best. the film is clever in the way it deals with the high cost of mob connections and the higher cost of old age.
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great cast. check it out. >> now to one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, "the hobbit." what sets this film apart, 48 frames per second. it's a little too much for some people. but this is a prequel to the original trilogy. he has to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom and, first, he has to escape the goblin tunnels. meets the creature. that will change his life forever. take a listen. >> so i'm a huge fan of the series. rotten tomato only giving it 69% approval.
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and only 461 theaters out of 4,000 are going to show the expedited version of the 48 frames per second. it makes a lot of people nauseous. >> don't throw up in your popcorn, folks. hañ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ$x
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this morning on "world news now," syria on the brink. it appears to be only a matter of time before president assad and his ruthless regime are overrun by the rebels. >> syria's international support is falling apart, but there's some question about support from assad's biggest ally. it is friday, december 14 th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> happy friday. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. see how the opposition is
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starting to get the upper hand in syria and what that means to the world. it could be a matter of days or weeks, but seems like we're getting close to a tipping point there. also this half hour, a nasty virus races through a town. a couple hundred people already sick. what a popular chain restaurant, right there you see it, what they're doing to confront the outbreak. >> eaten there on several occasions. not that particular one, but that particular chain and i was fine. then airfares are taking on this holiday season, but even with the price of flights climbing, you can still save some money on tickets if you follow our expert's advice. just stay home. and later in this half hour, mick jagger swinging his hips, flapping those lips at the 12-12-12 concert. how he's set off a storm of controversy, coming up in "the skinny."
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said something during the show that some folks did not like, mr. jagger. so we'll get to that. but first to that major turn in syria. international support for syria's president bashir al assad appears to be fading. >> a russian diplomat said assad was on his way out. this morning, russia's foreign minister denies those statements. but nato says the end is near. martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it could all end soon here in damascus because while assad is in control in the capital, rebels are moving closer. now, just outside in the suburbs. the battle is bloody. at the regime's military hospital, there are said to be 40 wounded treated a day, while the rebels, like this fighter who lost both feet, received treatment from a dentist. their hospital bombed. >> the rebels have shown that
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they have a stomach for a fight. they've shown they can endure pain, and they have the conviction that if they don't fight on, they'll be killed. >> reporter: some 200 of their recruits training at an army base they said they captured. >> what do you think will happen to assad? >> killed. must be killed. >> reporter: but who exactly are these rebels? >> we don't have a good sense. and to the extent that external organizations are in there and in some extremist form, the worry is both the retribution afterwards and the potential access to chemical weapons. >> reporter: a threat to america and the world and a threat to the people of syria longing to be free of violence. officials i've spoken to fear this could be a long and bloody conflict. even if assad falls. though some still hold out hope a political solution can be
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found, if assad finally realizes his days are numbered. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> thank you, martha. u.n. ambassador susan rice is stepping aside, withdrawing her name from consideration to become the next secretary of state for the u.s. in a letter to president obama, rice said the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive, and costly. she says in the end, the tradeoff would be unfair to the country. republican senators have attacked rice for her handling of the crisis in libya and the death of ambassador chris stephens. so a little bit of a political black eye for the obama administration. this was his first choice, now looking like senator john kerry of massachusetts will be the likely at this point. >> and susan rice tweeting yesterday, those of you who know me know i'm a fighter, but not at the cost of what's right for our country. she just wrote an op-ed in "the washington post" and said i concluded it would be wrong to allow this debate to keep distracting from urgent national priorities like immigration and growing our
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economy. >> benghazi was an issue. but also some of her decisions and diplomatic skills have become an issue, as well. some financial ties she had. some investments she had became an issue. so it was more than the benghazi issue. thal was the core issue here. but obama is likely to name her as his next national security adviser, a job with less prestige but in some cases even more influence than the secretary of state. so by no means is she off the scene by any stretch. so she'll still be heavily involved in the administration. moving on this morning. slow progress in washington as the nation creeps closer to the fiscal cliff just 18 days away. president obama and house speaker john boehner met at the white house for less than an hour thursday. spokesmen on both sides said the two had a frank discussion, their first face-to-face since sunday. without a decision, mandatory tax hikes and budget cuts will take effect at the start of the year. this seems like we're not getting any major headway, just baby steps. >> they say the lines of
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communication are open, but only under my rules. it seems like that's what i'm getting from both sides. but 50 minutes at the white house. so hopefully they can get it done. >> i guess i step back and say, let's say we get to something by the end of the year. you hope that whatever compromise they come up with it does achieve a greater good for the country. whatever the final numbers, you hope that people don't just sit around and applaud that we got a compromise if it doesn't accomplish much in getting the nation's fiscal house in order. so it's great we got a compromise but what do you really accomplish? fiscal health of the country. >> it would be disheartening if that were the case, if it weren't for the betterment of the country. in the windy city, a young man trying to take a picture of the chicago skyline fell to his death inside a smokestack. he and his girlfriend climbed to the roof of the intercontinental hotel more than 40 stories up when he went up a ladder to the top of that smokestack and lost his footing.
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it took first responders four hours to cut through the steel bottom of the shaft to reach him, but they were too late. police in texas pulled over a woman for driving erratically and found her 8-month-old daughter in the back seat of her car. she admitted she drank a beer, took some prozac and xanax and smoked potpourri told police her roommate was babysitting her 12-year-old son but couldn't remember the roommate's name. that little 8-month-old just buried in junk. not a mother of the year award. >> that is heart breaking. a popular chain restaurant in caspar, wyoming, may be to blame for a virus outbreak that's spreading through that city now. health inspectors say about 200 customers became sick after eating at the golden corral buffet. the restaurant is voluntarily closing its doors for 24 hours so it can be cleaned and disinfected from top to bottom. public health experts believe
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it's infected with the nuro virus. >> it's the number one most common food born illness in the united states. it's everywhere. it's been in the community for months. but it's sporadic. >> the virus causes vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, even fever and usually lasts about 48 hours or so. the golden corral will reopen after a health department inspection. >> hope that steak and fried chicken was worth it. whatever was at the buffet. >> i doubt it. here's your friday forecast. showers in san diego. heavy rain from las vegas to albuquerque. more than a foot of mountain snow from arizona to southern utah. thunderstorms around wichita, oklahoma city and dallas. >> 70s in dallas and new orleans. mostly 40s in the northeast midwest and pacific northwest. 57 in phoenix and 38 in salt lake. two costco workers near boston just got the biggest payday of their lives. they are splitting the latest
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powerball jackpot. >> i think she bought these tickets in bulk. rosa and reginald won wednesday's $50 million prize. they're taking the lump sum payment. so after taxes, that's more than $11 million each. right, rob? but they have yet to decide if they're going to quit their job. >> yeah, okay. she plans to buy a home and take care of her children and six grandkids. >> he is missing several front teeth says dental work is on his agenda. >> let's not go there. they've been playing powerball twice a week for the past ten months. you can't make this stuff up, folks. >> he said it. don't write us on facebook. no one is making fun, he said that he's going to get his chompers together. >> that's touching. >> not going there.
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coming up next, searching for trends among the big nominees of this year's golden globe -- searching for last-minute deals as holiday airfares go sky high. how you can save some money with expert advice. keep smiling. "world news now" continues. "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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welcome back. if you've started looking at airline fares, you know prices are way up. you just waited too long. >> that's it. the longer you wait to book your flight, the more you'll cough up. but there are some strategies to help you save hundreds of bucks. with more on that, here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: planes are full, and that means higher prices for holiday travel. a new report from the airline trade group shows demand strong and planes flying at 85% to 90% capacity. nonstop ticket prices christmas week are nearly double what they were at the beginning of the month. and rising by the day. >> every day you wait, add about $7 to $8 each day you wait.
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>> reporter: the average domestic airfare is now $414 according to travelocity. a 9% jump over last year's holiday season. the most expensive days to fly, up to $500 more a ticket are december 21, 22, and on the return december 30, 31 and new year's day. these are the cheaper days to fly. christmas day and the three days after. flying then can save as much as $330. >> we're going to sacrifice price for convenience. but you'll also encounter fewer crowds at the airport. >> reporter: it's not just airfares making this a profitable season for airlines. if you're checking bags, make sure they're not overweight by using a home scale. airlines charge excessive baggage surcharges that start at $90 on top of the normal baggage fee. and the scales at the airport are not always accurate. an abc news investigation last
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year at this time showed 5% of airport scales checked nationwide were off in one direction or the other by at least half an ounce. enough to add costs. adding injury to the already insulting high holiday fares. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> that handheld scale is cool. >> that saves you some bucks potentially. flying sucks these days. i'll say it. >> that's going to bring us to our facebook question of the day. >> we want to know what do you do to save money when you travel during the holidays? logon to our facebook page and let us know and share your tips with others. >> just don't travel. >> that's my tip. i have to say it. >> scrooge. when we come back, the guest who was not allowed to return to jon stewart's show and why. >> jon had some harsh words. and a bad boy actor and his heartfelt act of good will. all coming up next in "the skinny." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ skip, so this is willis' favorite segment. golden globe nominations were announced yesterday. lots to get to here. let's just hop into it. the big deal is that this is a precursor to the oscars. we're getting into awards season
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now. here we go. apparently the day belonged to the movie "lincoln." not a shocker here. everyone is raving about this movie, for the most part. >> which none of us have seen yet. >> i'm dying to. just slow getting to the movies. and "argo" ben affleck's movie did very well. both of them got nominated for best picture drama. on top of "life of pie," "zero dark thirty." best actress, jessica chastain, helen mirren, naomi watts, rachel wise. best actor drama -- daniel day lewis for "lincoln." richard gere, john hawks, jauquin phoenix and denzel washington for "flight." so those are the highlights. and for the sake of the commish, do want to point out, for best television drama, "breaking bad"
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"boardwalk empire" "doubting abby," "homeland" and "the newsroom." just wanted to add that in there. for a show i love that he hates. but we have that ongoing feud. >> i love that clap. how is that jack? >> it's a good show. >> that i hear is great. >> willis and the commish can have a viewing party. great thing happening in new york city last night. they had the sandy benefit. you saw bon jovi, bruce springsteen, everybody collaborating for the victims. but something mick jagger said on stage is a little insensitive. here's what he said. and he's drawing only ire and rage from some people. he said this has to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever assembled in madison square garden. but if it rains in london,
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you've got to come and help us. so basically comparing hurricane sandy, which killed 140 people, and rebuilding is expected to reach $70 billion, comparing that to rain. >> i'm sure he meant it as a joke. >> it was a bad joke. >> didn't realize how it would come across. jon stewart has some harsh words. there's one person never allowed to come back to his show, that's actor hugh grant. hugh was on the show in 2009 and stewart was at an event in jersey and was telling the audience, his quote was, he's giving everyone the word and he's a big pain in the a word, jon said. apparently there was a clip the publicist of the movie that hugh was promoting at the time and said oh, it's a terrible clip. stewart said, make a better "f"-ing movie. so no love loss there. >> charlie sheen gave $100,000 to lindsay lohan, who seems to be a hopeless cause right now and gave $75,000 and his body
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double gave $25,000 to a cancer stricken daughter of a hermosa beach police officer. he just heard about it over the weekend and said no parent should have to watch their kid go through that and gave him $75,000, $100,000 total. >> not bad, charlie. congratulations to hugh jackman. yesterday got his star on the hollywood walk of fame. congratulations to paula's fantasy man. every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
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♪ finally this half hour, the unforgettable headlines of this past week. >> from high profile tragedy to political frustration, here is our friday rewind. >> i don't think that anyone could have expected or foreseen what was going to happen. >> there's not a minute that goes by we don't think about her family and what they must
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be going through and the thought that we may have played a part in that is gut wrenching. >> such a big shock to the family. it's incredible. something that most people that know my sister, she was a very strong person. >> she was a personality. she was a businesswoman. she was beginning to cross over into the english language market. >> jerry brown was my dear best brown. i'm just dealing with his death right now. >> five seconds later, we heard rapid fire, bang, bang, bang. and i took off running. >> everything became so real. it was a lot like virginia tech and columbine. he came in with a hockey mask on. so obviously came with the intent to kill. >> any time you got two guys tangoing, you've got a chance to get it done. >> i'm pretty confident republicans will not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts from high-income individuals. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this
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and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue. >> it was real scary. everything was just flying. just tossed around. >> i grew up in a house with three sisters, so i think it's great for my boys to have a girl in the house, just to understand at least a little bit of what makes a woman tick. >> winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manziel. >> grandpa, all the times we used to play in the hallway and throw the ball until we couldn't anymore, i love you with all my heart and you inspired me to play football. and grandma, i'm sorry for all the things we broke in the house. >> first freshman to win. that's great. and christmas is a great time to make memories. >> between the eggnog and those silly sweaters, it's a better time to make some embarrassing memories. some of the best embarrassing memories involve santa, yeah, got to like this one. this is mia from michigan, who apparently did not enjoy her first meeting with jolly old st. nick. >> if you have some awkward christmas pics, we ask you to send them to us.
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>> twitter works best. #wnn >> and we'll show them on the air and laugh at your expense. ♪
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good morning, america. breaking right now, two, large earthquakes off california, wake up thousands along the west >> reports say patriot missiles are heading to turkey to guard against possible attacks. also, u.n. ambassador susan rice, now out of the running to become the next secretary of state. the question, now, is who is going to be the nation's next top diplomat? a stunning death, high above chicago's magnificent mile. a man is dead after a terrifying tumble down that smokestack. and a strong reaction to a